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Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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"'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: RE: replacing var if it meets criteria |

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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 17:39:26 +0000 |

I was pointing in a direction that is not completely wrong but would be needlessly indirect. (I am afraid references to MS Excel procedures don't help me personally.) Getting at the maximum is indeed the lesser deal here. Try bysort LoadCountry (totalFixtureCargoSize) : gen MaxPort = LoadPort[_N] replace LoadPort = MaxPort if missing(LoadPort) For a tutorial on technique see SJ-2-1 pr0004 . . . . . . . . . . Speaking Stata: How to move step by: step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N. J. Cox Q1/02 SJ 2(1):86--102 (no commands) explains the use of the by varlist : construct to tackle a variety of problems with group structure, ranging from simple calculations for each of several groups to more advanced manipulations that use the built-in _n and _N Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Parker, Sophie I've taken a look at egen but it's not exactly the mode or max I'm after exactly (the mode of LoadPort won't necessarily equal the max(totalFixtureCargoSize) and max gives me a numerical value). It's more of a SQL query, once I create the max variable: egen max_portvol = max(totalFixtureCargoSize) if LoadPort != "", by(LoadCountry) I want to perform a lookup of max_portvol on totalFixtureCargoSize by LoadCountry and tell it to give me the corresponding LoadPort, i.e., Arzew in the example below and let the missing value equal this (the standard lookup routine in Excel). Thanks for the help. ________________________________________ From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Nick Cox [njcoxstata@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2011 5:10 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: RE: replacing var if it meets criteria See this posting from two days ago on automating the mode http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2011-10/msg01387.html Or it may be that you want the maximum. See the help for -egen- either way. My answer to your last question also advised to look at -help egen-. Nick On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 4:32 PM, Parker, Sophie <sophia.parker.09@ucl.ac.uk> wrote: > I'm trying to automate the task of having to evaluate a table. For example, I have a bunch of countries with different port names, some of which are missing. I want to replace the missing value with the port that has the highest volume (volume is given by variable totalFixtureCargoSize). In the table below, this would be Arzew: > > > tabulate LoadPort totalFixtureCargoSize if LoadCountry == "ALGERIA" > > > | totalFixtureCargoSize > > Load Port | 400000 2310000 6.08e+07 | Total > > ----------------------+---------------------------------+---------- > > ARZEW | 0 0 380 | 380 > > BEJAIA | 5 0 0 | 5 > > SKIKDA | 0 27 0 | 27 > > ----------------------+---------------------------------+---------- > > Total | 5 27 380 | 412 > > > I.e., if ALGERIA has a missing LoadPort, then it puts in Arzew. This command clearly doesn't work but should give you an idea: > > bysort LoadCountry: replace LoadPort = LoadPort if LoadPort = "" & LoadPort = max(totalFixtureCargoSize) > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**Re: st: RE: replacing var if it meets criteria***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**RE: st: RE: replacing var if it meets criteria***From:*"Parker, Sophie" <sophia.parker.09@ucl.ac.uk>

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